Has Jake Elliott surpassed David Akers as the greatest kicker in Eagles history?
David Akers was a dominant kicker for the Eagles from 1999-2010. He still holds the franchise record for points scored. He was also an All-Pro several times. He'll always be a legend in Philadelphia, but Jake Elliott continues to make his case as a man who is quite possibly the best kicker this organization has ever seen..
Elliott has made clutch kicks all year long, kicks that have often made the difference between wins and losses. Sunday was no exception to that rule. He was perfect yet again.
Elliott made all four of his extra-point attempts which can sometimes be a tough ask in the rain. He also made one of the best kicks of his career to force the game into an overtime session.
Philly's final drive of the game started off well, but they sputtered upon entering Bills territory. This forced a 59-yard field goal attempt, one Elliott nailed, and that extended the game into overtime. You all know what happened then.
Week after week, teams lose games for different reasons. No one wants to lose a game because of inconsistent play on special teams. Bills kicker Tyler Bass missed two field goals. Jake Elliott came up huge when his team needed him. He has contributed well. That's a surprise to no one. Philly keeps finding ways to win.